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Welcome to Camp!

Whether she camps with her troop or by herself, girls gain valuable experience at camp that helps her courage bloom and her confidence soar. 

Registration for 2022 Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania summer camp is open!

Camp S'more magazine
The 2022 edition of Camp S'more offers an easy way to check out all of the great programs at our Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania camps.

To register for a specific camp session, visit our Activities page and use the keyword search to find the camp session that interests you. Use the individual camp links at the top of the page to search for sessions planned at each of our Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania camps.

As with every summer session, our camp directors and other staff are trained and prepared to implement all guidelines and procedures that keep camp a safe and fun experience for every camper. 

Camp Registration

View our digital  Camp S’more magazine to see all of our 2022 camp offerings! While flipping through the magazine, click on a session title to visit the registration page for each individual session. 

Step-by-step camp registration instructions

  1. Visit our Activities page.
  2. Use the keyword search to find the camp session that interests you.
  3. Click the Register Now button and sign in to your Member Account. 
  4. Select the number of girls in your household or troop you want to register and click on Add Details.
    When registering for camp, if your camper would like to be placed with a buddy, please list the buddy’s name in the appropriate field. Buddies must register for the same camp session. 
  5. Add member details. 
  6. Enter payment information and confirm your registration. 
  7. Save or print your receipt from the Confirmation page. You can also click on My Events in the left menu of your account to view activities with completed registration and view additional details.

Double your Girl Scout Bucks for camp! Girls receive double the value of Girl Scout Bucks toward any Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania resident camp! To register and pay for all or part of camp using Girl Scout Bucks or Program Reward Credits*, please complete our redemption form

*Program Rewards Credits are not doubled.

Questions or concerns? Our Customer Care team is happy to assist you! Reach them at 800-248-3355 or customercare@gswpa.org

 

Camp Confirmation Packets

We're so excited to welcome you to camp! There are confirmation packets for several different types of camp sessions below with all the information you need to prepare for your time at camp.

Resident Camp
These confirmation packets have information for girl-only, weekday, overnight camp programs. Please be sure you are choosing the correct packet.

Camp Conshatawba Resident Camp
Camp Hawthorne Ridge Resident Camp
Camp Skymeadow Resident Camp

Troop/Family Camp
These confirmation packets have information for troop/family, weekend, overnight camp programs. Please be sure you are choosing the correct packet.

Camp Conshatawba Troop/Family Camp
Camp Skymeadow Troop/Family Camp

Day Camp
This confirmation packet has information for girl-only, council-led day camp programs. Please be sure you are choosing the correct packet.

Redwing Day Camp

COVID-19 Plans & Procedures

Mask requirements for indoor and outdoor troop meetings and activities on camp properties:

  • Masks are optional during all Girl Scout activities (indoors and outside). *Depending on levels of community spread, masks may be worn indoors, except during eating and sleeping.
  • Social distancing is recommended when possible.
  • We strongly recommend that unvaccinated individuals continue to wear masks during Girl Scout activities.

Vaccines:

  • Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to best protect everyone from COVID-19 and COVID-19-related complications. The CDC recommends everyone aged five years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19. Learn more about booster shots.

Prior to camp:

  • A COVID-19 screening survey about your camper will be sent out via email 72 hours prior to camp arrival to determine if a negative test is required. Completing this screening is required to attend camp.
  • If your child is experiencing COVID-19 (like) symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, a negative test result (within the previous 72 hours) will be required to be shown to the nurse/camp director before your child can attend camp.
    • Viral or antibody tests can be administered for the results.
    • If your camper comes to check-in with symptoms and you don’t have a negative test, you must obtain a negative test before dropping off your camper.
    • Lab results can be shown at camp or uploaded to Camp Docs.
  • If your child has had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 72 hours of camp check-in, we ask that you keep your child home and contact customercare@gswpa.org for next steps.

While at camp:

  • If your camper experiences COVID-19 (like) symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, we will monitor them and send them to the nurse or camp director.
  • With permission from the camper’s adult/guardian we will administer an at-home COVID test to your camper.
    • If they are negative, we will continue to monitor their symptoms and possibly ask them to wear a mask indoors for a few days
    • A second test may be administered if the nurse/camp director continues to see symptoms.
  • Guidance for masking at camp will be based on the most up-to-date information and will be communicated close to your camp start date. If you have questions about these safety measures, please contact customercare@gswpa.org. 

For more guidance, see our  Communicable Disease Plan Matrix for Summer Camp 2022

General Camp Procedures

Check-In and Check-Out 

  • Check-in will be a 2 p.m. and check-out will be at 11 a.m. for all resident camp sessions.
     
  • For Family Camp, Me and My Girl Scout Weekend, and Troop Camp: check-in is Friday at 6 p.m. and check-out is Sunday at 10 a.m.

  • If an early/late arrival or pick-up is necessary, please contact the camp director for the camp your Girl Scout is attending. Any early arrivals that are not pre-approved will be queued until their designated check-in/check-out time. 

  • Day camp will have a different check-in process. Information will be available in the spring. 
     

Required Forms and Paperwork  

The required forms and paperwork should be completed and submitted prior to your Girl Scout's (or Family/Troop's) arrival at camp. A form must be submitted for each participant. You may also bring these forms to check-in. In the event you forget a form, there will be copies available to complete at check-in. These forms include: 

Financial Assistance for Camp

GSWPA provides financial assistance to girls for membership and for one council-sponsored program and one council-sponsored camp session per membership year. To request financial assistance for camp, please complete the Financial Assistance Application. If you have not completed your girl membership registration for this membership year, you must do so first by completing the Girl Membership Registration.

Meet our Camp Staff

Our camp staff is always hard at work creating a summer full of adventure and memories! Meet our camp directors and discover their favorite place at camp and learn about the friendly seasonal staff who make it all happen:

  • April “Rosie” Eyler – Camp Conshatawba: Rosie has a combined five years of professional experience teaching and in the camping industry. She prefers her marshmallow golden and extra gooey and her favorite place at Camp Conshatawba is the Climbing Tower! Learn more about Camp Conshatawba.  

  • Stephanie “Capi” Capilongo – Camp Hawthorne Ridge: Capi has five years of outdoor recreation experience and she now refers to the outdoors as a reliable old pal. Capi prefers roasted vegetables over the fire to a marshmallow. You can find Capi running backcountry trails and training for her next trail race. Learn more about Camp Hawthorne Ridge.  

  • Christine “Summer” Swain – Camp Redwing: Summer has had a passion for the outdoors for as long as she can remember and has been teaching outdoor recreation since 2016. She prefers her marshmallow barely cooked and just enough to squish when you put it on the graham cracker. You can find her on a SUP board on the water and anywhere warm soaking up the sun. Learn more about Camp Redwing.  

  • Kayla “Cakes” Cook – Camp Skymeadow: Cakes has been in the camp industry for 5 years and has her marshmallow roasting down to a science–one side a little extra crispy and the other golden brown, the best of both worlds! You can find Cakes “horse-ing” around at the barn or perfecting her aim at the archery range. Learn more about Camp Skymeadow.  
  • Summer camp seasonal staff are enthusiastic, talented, and caring individuals who have been carefully selected based on their maturity, program skills, experience, and their ability to serve as role models.  They receive intensive pre-camp training each year to ensure a top-notch camp experience for all Girl Scouts. Learn more about our camp staff on our Parent Central/FAQs page.

Interested in working at summer camp? Visit our employment page.

A Day at Girl Scout Camp

Our camp sessions are overflowing with ways to make friends and memories and every day is full of fun and adventure! Here's a peek at what a typical day at camp looks like:

  • Girl Scouts will participate in four programs per day (dependent on weather and/or health and safety precautions) ranging from swimming to hiking to taking on the challenge course to horseback riding. In between all of the fun, camp traditions like campfires, evening activities, cookouts, and s’more making take place. 

  • Three well-balanced meals and one afternoon snack are served daily (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy free options are available). 

  • Campers participate in kapers (camp chores) like setting up for meals, leading songs after meals, cleaning up their cabin, and other daily tasks together as a unit to enhance the camp community. 

  • At camp, we believe that girl-led programs are vital to the Girl Scout movement. Campers will have the opportunity to make important decisions in their unit like their cookout meal, choice activities, campfire songs, and lead their very own Scout’s Own ceremony on Friday!

Do I Have to be a Girl Scout to go to Camp?

Not a Girl Scout? No problem! Girl Scouts is for every girl—and you don’t need to join a troop. Simply become an Individually Registered Girl Scout and you can enjoy all of the activities and programs that make Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania so much fun—including camp!

Warning. This is not your everyday summer experience. Come ready to make new friends, play, explore, discover, and have the time of your life. It’s going to be one unforgettable summer.

Parent Central/FAQs

From sleeping arrangements and meals to safety and staying in contact with your girl, we cover the most popular questions we receive from parents and caregivers in our Parent Central/FAQs

Camp Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made prior to May 15, 2022 (midnight EST) will be fully refunded, including deposit.
  • Cancellations made up to 2 weeks before your camp session will be refunded, minus $100 deposit
  • Cancellations within 2 weeks of your camp session will not be refunded.

Interested in reserving a camp for day or overnight use? Learn how >

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Make camp possible. Thanks to generous donations, we can provide financial assistance to girls in need, subsidize camp fees for all girls, provide high-quality programs at top-notch facilities, and keep our camps maintained and ready for fun. When you make a gift to Girl Scouts, you help us keep camp running!